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Business Administration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Key Features

The Business Administration at Sonoma State University includes a pre-business program, a set of core course requirements, and a broad range of fields of concentrations to choose from based on individual interests and career plans. 

As the world experiences unprecedented turbulences, we at the SBE remain steadfast in our mission to provide extraordinary learning experiences for our students and to advance best business practices in the North Bay and beyond. 

Our academic programs equip students with the skills employers are looking for in service of our indomitable North Bay and California economies. We engage with industry to maintain a fresh curriculum, hands-on educational experiences, and internships that open paths for our students to thrive in exciting and meaningful careers. The reputation of our programs is steadily growing in the fields of Wine Business, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management, and Economics. The Wine Business Institute has emerged as a leading think tank where education, research, and practice intersect for the wine industry. Its prestigious advisory board has helped us develop a suite of world-class wine-focused MBAs unique in the nation, internships, and transformational scholarships for underrepresented students. 

Our passion and commitment to delivering quality education and opportunities for all of our students are constants, whether we deliver instruction in-person or remotely. We view this time as an opportunity for us to hone our already developed skills in creating exceptional online educational experiences.

We can’t wait to welcome you on our beautiful campus tucked among sprawling hills and surrounded by trees. Come join us and become part of the Noma Nation forever. Together with our alumni, you will carry the Sonoma state of mind beyond the confines of our campus, a life-long ethos of open-mindedness, courage, and innovation aimed at building a more equitable, sustainable, and fulfilling future.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Financial Management    
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Wine Business Strategies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete a high/secondary school curriculum which totals 12 years of primary-secondary education, and earn a graduation diploma or certificate
  • Complete high school curriculum with above satisfactory grades or marks which equals a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on the 4.0 grading scale
  • Submit official high school transcript (academic record), showing all courses with grades or marks, and graduation diploma or certificate. Official transcript must be in the original language of issue. Submit certified English translations for non-English documents
  • Submit official verification of English proficiency except where English is the applicant's native language and has attended for at least three years’ full time at an institution where English was the principal language of instruction 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7724 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

National: $1,665 per 1-6 units

Living costs for Rohnert Park

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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